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2009 Executive Committee Member

Marvin R. Pyles (at OSU since 1981), Professor of Forest Engineering and the Gene D. Knudson Chair in Forestry, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, College of Forestry

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Baccalaureate Core Committee, 2009-present; Forestry Senator, 2008-present, 1989-94; and Curriculum Council, 2005-08 (co-chair, 2006)

COLLEGE OF FORESTRY SERVICE: Curriculum and Advising Committee, 1988-present

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: OSU Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1990-91 (president); Water Resources Research Institute Board of Governors, 1987-90; and Transportation Research Institute Board of Directors, 1981-90

SEARCH COMMITTEE: Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Department Head, 2007-09

Candidate Statement: I see service on the Executive Committee as a responsibility of senior faculty. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience with the workings of the University and, as a teaching faculty member committed to undergraduate education, I can present balance in Executive Committee discussions that can be missing as we confront challenges to the future of the research university. My perspective is that OSU serves the people of Oregon, and that the faculty and administration have fiduciary responsibility derived from this service.